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Inscape Journey to Sicily

july 29th to aug 3rd, 2025

A Taste of Sicily

July 29th to Aug 3rd, 2025

Earth. Water. Fire. A retreat of the elements.
Sicily has a unique, powerful energy that is felt as soon as you step on its land.
Some say its the power of the volcano. Others say its in the water.
But, we all know that Italy has something special.
Our private Italian villa is perched perfectly on the hills of Sicily, with views to the sea. 
Allow yourself to dream as you gaze off into the sunset, watch the twinkle of the village lights, and listen to the sounds of the countryside. Embrace the quiet and take time to rest and rejuvenate. You’ll be taken care of from start to finish, by our on-site, Sicilian host family. Enjoy tasting wines in their family vineyard and savor their traditional Sicilian recipes alongside new friends. Float in the waters of the nearby islands as you explore this dreamy part of Italy.
Take what you need.
Let’s retreat.

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Location and Accommodation

La Collina dei Nebrodi is a magestic, traditional Sicilian home sat on a hill, gifting its guests magnificent views of mountains, village and the sea. Each guest room is thoughtfully designed with comfort in mind. Enjoy the shade of the pine trees, have a swim in the private pool, or take a walk among the vineyards. 

Your vinyasa yoga classes will be enjoyed poolside in the mornings (check out those views!) and the cozy living room will be transformed in the evenings for our indoor yin yoga sessions.

We will spend five nights in this countryside retreat, grounding ourselves in its earthy magic.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

Book an extra night for “Day 0” in Sicily on July 28th, and share a transfer with the group from Palermo or Cefalu, to the retreat. Jennison will be in touch closer to the date of the retreat to help coordinate. 

What's included in your yoga holiday?

Once you’ve arrived on-site, we will take care of the rest so you can Namaste All Day. 

Retreat Dates: July 29th to Aug 3rd, 2025

  • An unforgettable five night stay at a countryside villa. You may choose a private room or shared double room (option for a triple room if you book with two friends). Each room has a private bathroom and air conditioning.
  • One to two yoga classes per day. Poolside vinyasa by morning and cozy indoor meditation & yin in the evening. Journaling activities are guided prior to each yoga session. Yoga mats and blocks are provided.

Your meals are included while on retreat.

  • Five delicious, breakfasts with traditional recipes served on-site each morning.
  • Three healthy lunches on-site at the retreat. (Lunch is not included on the boat trip day, so you have the chance to explore some island dining options). 
  • Five Sicilian dinners including one special dinner poolside with incredible views!

A couple of special experiences will be planned for you while on your retreat.

  • A vineyard tour and wine tasting at the family’s winery
  • A full day boat tour with a private boat . Sail through the volcanic archipelago, a UNESCO heritage site, to visit the Aeolian Islands. Go for a swim in the crystal clear waters, visit the villages and relax on the beach. An unforgettable experience! (If you are not comfortable doing the boat tour, you will have the option to stay on-site where you will receive a massage and a light lunch will be included).
  • Beach day! Jennison has organized a beach day after breakfast one morning to the nearby beach for those interested. Transfers included.

Special gifts for retreat participants to make your Inscape Journey even more memorable.

What's not included?

Your air travel is not included.

Travel and trip insurance.

Your airport transfers are not included, but can be shared by other participants if your arrivals are coordinated or you arrive on the 28th. Options for train and taxi, or private group transfers. You are also welcome to rent a car if you would like to have more freedom to explore the nearby villages or beaches on your own.

One lunch is not included on the boat trip day. Most participants feel satisfied by the large breakfast in the late morning, but you will have the choice to order lunch, or a snack, on one of the islands if you’d like.

Extra excursions or activities you may choose to add onto your yoga holiday such as a guided hike, relaxing massage, or cooking class. Jennison will provide you with a list of suggested add-on activities and will help you to coordinate some of these activities directly with the hotel.

Extra night in Sicily (July 28th): It is recommended to arrive to Sicily on July 28th to integrate before the start of the retreat. We will try to coordinate to stay together in Palermo or Cefalu and organize an optional group dinner. Jennison will give you hotel suggestions to stay nearby other retreat participants. We can then travel together and share transfers to the retreat on the 29th.

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Pricing

Early Bird Price until October 1st, 2024

Our Sicilian home offers the option for private or shared accommodations. Each bedroom has its own unique design and decor, features a private bathroom, and air conditioning. 

We have three rooms with a double bed that can be booked as private rooms, with private bathrooms

Two rooms can be booked as shared double accommodation with separate beds, one on the main floor and one in a loft (ideal for two single travelers for extra privacy). Each of these rooms has its own bathroom.

Two rooms can be booked as shared double accommodation with separate beds in the room. Each of these rooms has its own bathroom. One of these rooms can be a triple room if you are traveling with two friends. Please contact Jennison for details. (Ideal for two single travelers or two friends).

This retreat will accommodate 11 participants, which will guarantee a high level of service and attention for each of our guests.

Please contact Jennison before booking to confirm the availability of your desired accomodation as the site might not be up-to-date. Room requests are first-come-first-served.

Early bird pricing for deposits made by October 1st. Price increases by 100€ per person for deposits made after October 1st.

Rooms and participant pricing is detailed below: 

– Shared room with two separate beds 1450€ per participant (four of these rooms are on-site, 6 beds have been reserved, 2 spots available)- Regular price after October 1st: 1550

– Private room and bathroom1900€ per participant (three reserved, none currently available)- Regular price after October 1st: 2000€

Intinerary

Suggested arrival to Sicily on July 28th, 2025 or July 29th in the morning. We will coordinate a departure from Palermo or Cefalu 13.00 and begin our activities around 16.00.

Suggested departure time from Sicily on August 3rd after 16:00h. We will leave the villa around 12.00 noon to go back to Palermo, or coordinate various transfers for those traveling from other cities. 

You are also welcome to rent a car if you would like the freedom to explore on your own, or if you are planning on traveling in Sicily after the retreat. 

Sample itinerary, subject to change:
 

Optional Day 0 (July 28th) – Arrival to Palermo or Cefalu to enjoy a “bonus day” and night before the retreat. Price of this extra night is not included in the retreat price. Jennison will give you some options for hotels in one of these cities so you have the option to stay with other retreat participants. There will be an optional group dinner on this night. 

Day 1 (Tues, 29th)– Official arrival day. Group transfer to the retreat around 13.00. Welcome Yin-Yang yoga and journaling, free time, dinner. Activities begin around 16.00

Day 2 (Wed, 30th)– Vinyasa Yoga, breakfast at the villa, free time to explore or rest, lunch, Yin Yoga, wine tasting and vineyard tour, dinner

Day 3 (Thurs, 31st)– Early morning vinyasa yoga, breakfast, depart for full day boat trip, Yin Yoga, dinner

Day 4 (Fri, Aug 1st)– Vinyasa Yoga, breakfast, free time for hiking and massages, Yin Yoga, candelight dinner

Day 5 (Sat, 2nd)- Vinyasa Yoga, breakfast, optional beach trip, lunch, free time and massages, Yin Yoga, dinner

Day 6 (Sat, 3rd) – Vinyasa yoga, breakfast, departures

 

Yoga sessions

Your yoga session while on retreat are a light-hearted, spirit nourishing experience. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome to join us. Jennison will provide modifications and variation for all participants to make the most of their movement experience. Typically, we enjoy an energizing vinyasa practice in the morning (never too early!), and nourishing yin yoga in the evenings.

During this retreat, we will be taking a “Journey through the Elements” through journaling, meditation and movement. It will be an experience of nurturing your truth and understanding your nature. An exploration of the connection between loneliness and separation with acceptance and self-love. 

You will explore your how you are connected with nature, beginning the earth and its elements. It will be a centering and grounding journey, acknowleding your individual emotional journey, through a reflective lens of the five elements. A time and space to slow down, reflect and honor yourself and how you are currently evolving. Space set aside for you to feel more connected to your first home, the self, and how to embrace this sense of connection as you move through the world.

Although the retreat is designed for you to experience each of the journaling and movement activities, you are always welcome to opt-out of a session if you need extra rest, alone time, or something else that honors your energy that day. 

Travel Details

Suggested Airport- Palermo airport

It is suggested to fly into Sicily a day before the retreat begins to enjoy one day/night exploring and getting to know the wonderful women on your retreat. You can coordinate to stay together at a hotel in Palermo or Cefalu. 

Jennison will reserve a table for dinner and drinks for an optional group dinner, for those who are arriving on the 28th.

If you arrive on the 29th, please plan to arrive in the morning as we will coordinate transfers in the early afternoon. Or you are welcome to rent a car or organize a private transfer. 

Palermo airport is about 2.5 by car to the retreat. Or it is possible to take a train from Palermo airport to S. Agata di Millitelo.

Cefalu is a cute coastal town about halfway between Palermo and the retreat. This may be a nice option for us all to stay the night before the retreat begins. 

Catania airport is a little less than 3 hours away by car (rental car or private transfers).

Payment on the booking link can be made by Credit Card or PayPal. Email Jennison with any questions. 

In order to reserve your spot, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 325€.

Total retreat payment due by March 1st, 2025

Cancelation policy

Any cancellations made before March 1st will receive a full refund of the amount paid by participant, less the 325€ deposit. 

Any cancellations made between March 1st and April 30th will receive a 50% refund of the total price paid by participant.

Any cancellations made between May 1st and May 31st will receive a 25% refund of the total price paid by participant.

No refund for cancellations made after May 31st.***

***We are aware that many unforeseen circumstances may occur and result in the event of a cancelation. In the event of a last minute cancelation, if you are able to fill your spot or if the spot can be filled by a participant on the waiting list, we would be happy to refund your payment, less the 325 non-refundable deposit. 

*If the retreat is canceled for reasons outside of our control, you will be refunded the retreat amount, less the 325€ deposit, which is transferable to a future retreat with Jennison.

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Hi, I’m Jennison, your retreat host! 

I am so excited to share this retreat with you. As a seasoned yoga teacher of 14 years and a retreat leader for six years, I am passionate about creating meaningful and memorable yoga experiences. 

You can expect a light-hearted, spirit-nourishing retreat that leaves you feeling connected, appreciated and loved.

All levels of practitioners are always welcome. Remember, “yoga is not about touching your toes, but what you learn on the way down.” 

See you on the mat, my friend 🙂